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Conference - Network of International Business Schools


NIBS Annual Conference – Registration is open

The NIBS Annual Conference is an excellent opportunity for member networking with new and old contacts. The NIBS Annual Conference is always hosted by NIBS member institutions showcasing the region in which they are located. The theme of the conference is around the internationalisation of business education with a particular local or topical theme chosen.

The Annual Conference offers NIBS members a chance to compete for the prestigious David Gillingham Award. The live finals of the Worldwide Business Plan Competition are also held and open to member voting.

Budapest, Hungary May 6-8, 2020

Digital Innovation in Business Education

The NIBS 2020 conference will be held in the beautiful city of Budapest, Hungary. Our hosts this year will be Budapest Business School.

Registration is now open, please proceed to the NIBS Shop to register your place at the 2020 NIBS Conference. The conference hotel will be announced shortly.

Provisional NIBS conference programme 

Tue 5 May 18:30 Informal drinks reception (venue TBC)
Wed 6 May 09:00 Opening Ceremony (Budapest Business School) 
  09:30 Keynote 1 – Title TBC
    Mr Gábor HALMOSI (Director, Price Waterhouse Coopers) Mr Halmosi leads on developing automated tax solutions for PWC, market leaders in this field in Hungary. 
  11:00 Keynote 2 – Title TBC
    Professor John E. ENDICOTT, President of Woosong University & Vice Chancellor of   Sobridge International School of Business, Republic of Korea
  14:00 David Gillingham Award
  15:00 Improving Internationalisation with NIBS (Part I)
  19:00 Dinner
Thurs 7 May 09:30 Keynote 3 – Title TBC
    László KÖNNYID, Deputy CEO, Hungarian Tourism Agency
  11:00 Research
  13:00 NIBS Business Plan Competition
  14:30 Improving Internationalisation with NIBS (Part II)
  19:00 Gala Dinner
Fri 8 May 09:00 AGM
  10:30 – 19:00 Industry visit – TBC





Calls for Contribution

Presentation Session We know there is a wealth of excellent practice, research and innovation which supports internationalisation amongst our member schools. We would like to take this opportunity to invite members to share their projects in the NIBS presentation session at the conference. Please send a short proposal to Lara Martin, NIBS Board Member by  30 March 2020. 


We strongly suggest you book your hotel accommodation as soon as possible. There are two sporting events running parallel to the NIBS conference, 2020 European Aquatics Championships and the Giro d’Italia. Please ensure you get the best price by checking both booking directly with the hotel and reputable hotel booking websites. A map is available via this link showing Budapest Business School and it’s proximity to the recommended hotels. Budapest Business School Map

Hotel Hungaria City Center A 15% discount is offered to NIBS delegates booking through this link. 



NIBS Worldwide Business Plan Competition. Registration Closes December 1.

Entrepreneurial vision. International focus. Extraordinary opportunity.